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Dreams of escaping cookie-cutter subdivisions for cozy log cabin retreats are becoming reality for many Americans. HGTV follows the adventures of families who ditch the hustle and bustle to find the quintessential log home. The structures come in all styles and sizes, from modest unheated weekend cabins to sprawling state-of-the-art estates. Although the maintenance requirements can be more extensive than those for conventional constructions, the lure of living out wildest fantasies in secluded areas of North Carolina, Montana, Minnesota, Oregon and Colorado, among other states, is too strong for the buyers to ignore.

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Colorado natives Darrell and Becky are looking for a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; living in South Carolina has made them miss the mountains, so they'd like to find a cabin with a spectacular view and a wraparound porch.
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A couple wants to move far from the suburbs of Ohio to a place where they can enjoy the outdoors in their backyard, away from the hustle and bustle of the city; they are looking for a peaceful cabin in the Knox County area.
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Brad and Anna are looking for a log cabin in the countryside of southwestern Pennsylvania, but need a commute under 30 minutes; she would like an open kitchen and they both want private acreage where they can explore and let their dogs run free.
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Engaged homebuyers search for their first home together on the outskirts of Wausau, Wis., where they both work; they love being surrounded by nature and want to find a cabin that brings a rustic, outdoor feel inside and provides respite from work.
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A couple with a toddler and another on the way goes on the hunt for a cozy log cabin near the Blue Ridge Mountains. They hope to find the perfect getaway in the quiet and quaint town of Ellijay, Georgia.
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A couple and their young daughters search for their dream cabin in America's Dairyland; they are looking for a log home with a lake access and room for family and friends to visit in the quaint town of Mauston, Wis.
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An active couple wants to ditch the city and get back to nature with a rustic log cabin retreat outside of Boston; the first-time home buyers want plenty of room for a dog and easy access to their favorite outdoor activities.
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A couple decides to ditch their fast-paced lives in Boise, ID, for a move to Garden Valley. With so many outdoor activities in the area, they feel it's the perfect place to escape and reconnect as a family. She wants a cabin with large windows that let in natural light, and he's looking for a property with a low-maintenance yard.
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A Scottsdale, Ariz., family looks for a log cabin getaway in a cooler, mountainous part of Arizona with a chance to experience all four seasons; he has his heart set on an A-frame style cabin and she wants plenty of outdoor space to entertain.
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Four best friends from Florida look for something different, so they buy a log cabin together in Mineral Bluff, Ga.
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An outdoorsy Seattle couple wants to escape their busy city life and move to a log cabin near a body of water as well as a shop for their glassblowing studio.
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A family of four look to move from their home in Lynchburg, Va., to the nearby countryside where they will have more room to explore and become immersed in nature.
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Outdoor enthusiasts Al and Carole are looking to swap their hectic city life in Boston with outdoor adventures in New Hampshire; they are looking for a cozy log cabin in the Mount Washington Valley that is close to mountain lakes and valley trails.
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A couple search for a mountain escape where they can spend time with their kids and enjoy Eastern Idaho's outdoor activities; in addition to privacy and water views, they hope to find a place with trail access and a large living space.
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A Seattle family looks for a unique and secluded cabin in Park City, Utah, where the members can grow as a family; she needs a home office and he needs plenty of space to play with the kids.
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A recently engaged couple moves from Missouri to Washington to start their new life together; they want a cabin with a short commute to work in Spokane, Wash., as well as proximity to outdoor activities.
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A couple want to find a new home closer to the woman's Nebraska hometown; after discovering Evergreen, Colo., and all its opportunities, the couple and their kids are ready to find their forever cabin in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
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A couple from Tennessee is looking to escape the city and set down roots in the log cabin of their dreams; they want a place where they can practice music, archery and enjoy the quiet while remaining close enough to the music scene in Nashville.
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A Houston couple look for a spacious, rustic home in Colorado to raise their kids without the hustle and bustle of a big city; they set their sights on Woodland Park, but with a highly competitive real estate market, it may prove difficult.
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A couple in Morrisville, N.C., hope to find a log home with enough land to expand their family business near the eastern lake region of Raleigh.
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A couple and their two sons, who all love the outdoors, are ready to ditch Atlanta's skyscrapers for the mountains of north Georgia.

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